Sarah Turner earned her Master of Arts in Clinical Psychology at Wheaton College Graduate School and completed her undergraduate education at Wheaton College, obtaining a Bachelor of Arts degree in Psychology. She is a Licensed Professional Counselor and an active member of the American Counseling Association.
Prior to joining Centennial Counseling Center, Sarah worked in a community mental health agency providing counseling to families who had recently experienced unexpected trauma and loss in their lives. She engaged in individual therapy with children who were experiencing overwhelming sadness and grief, while assisting parents in navigating these difficult family situations. Sarah utilized the trauma-informed treatment model of Attachment, Self-Regulation, and Competency (ARC) to help families manage the effects of stress and trauma. Sarah also previously worked in the foster care system, providing all aspects of case management to children, adolescents, and adults to facilitate stability and progress in their lives. In addition, Sarah completed a yearlong training at a juvenile detention center, where she conducted psychological evaluations of youths’ emotional, intellectual, and social well being and made resultant recommendations to the court.
Sarah Turner is committed to working with all dimensions of a person’s life and providing a warm and empathetic space where children, adolescents, and adults can progress toward new levels of healing and growth. With children, Sarah is able to provide support and coping skills while they manage difficult unexpected events, such as trauma, grief, divorce, and family conflict. Adolescents and young adults who are experiencing sadness, anxiety, and difficult life transitions will benefit from Sarah’s dedication, compassion, and previous experience of working with distressed families. Sarah also enjoys walking alongside adults and couples as they overcome pain and obstacles in order to live more full and meaningful lives. She strives to understand people holistically and utilizes evidence-based practices in her work.
Sarah works out of the St. Charles office.